Job 22:14
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English Standard Version
Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.’

King James Bible
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

American Standard Version
Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The clouds are his covert, and he doth not consider our things, and he walketh about the poles of heaven.

English Revised Version
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The man of the arm, זרוע, is in Eliphaz' mind Job himself. He has by degrees acquired the territory far and wide for himself, by having brought down the rightful possessors by open violence (Job 20:19), or even by cunning and unfeeling practices, and is not deterred by any threat of a curse (Job 15:28): לו הארץ, he looked upon it as his, and his it must become; and since with his possessions his authority increased, he planted himself firmly in it, filled it out alone, like a stout fellow who takes the room of all others away. Umbr., Hahn, and others think Job's partiality for power and rank is described in Job 22:8; but both assertions read straightforward, without any intimation of co-operation. The address is here only suspended, in order to describe the man as he was and is. The all-absorbing love of self regulated his dealings. In possession of the highest power and highest rank, he was not easy of access. Widows and orphans, that they might not perish, were obliged to turn suppliantly to him. But the widows he chased away with empty hands, and the arms of the orphans were crushed. From the address a turn is also here taken to an objective utterance turned from the person addressed, intended however for him; the construction is like מצות יעכל, unleavened bread is eaten, Exodus 13:7, according to Ew. 295, b. The arms are not conceived of as stretched out for help (which would rather be ידי), nor as demanding back their perverted right, but the crushing of the arms, as Psalm 37:17; Ezekiel 30:22, and frequently implies a total destruction of every power, support, and help, after the analogy of the Arabic phrase compared by Ges. in his Thes. pp. 268b, 433b. The arm, זרוע (Arab. ḏirâ‛, oftener ‛aḍud or sâ‛id), signifies power, Job 40:9, Psalm 57:1-11 :16; force and violence, Job 22:8, Job 35:9; self-help, and help from without, Psalm 83:9 (comp. Psalm 44:4). Whatever the orphans possessed of goods, honour, and help still available, is not merely broken, it is beaten into fragments.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looks on all the inhabitants of the earth.

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Psalm 139:1,2,11,12 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

Luke 12:2,3 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known...

Cross References
Job 26:9
He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.

Isaiah 40:22
It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

Jeremiah 23:24
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.

Amos 9:6
who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth-- the LORD is his name.

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